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Bod-Inc: L-190

Ludolphus de Saxonia

Vita Christi [French] Le Grant Vita Christi.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Woodcut] ‘Christe fili dei viui miserere nobis'.

a2r Lemenand, Guillaume: [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[I]hesus filz de dieu le vif . . .’

a3r Ludolphus de Saxonia: Vita Christi [French] Le Grant Vita Christi. Translated by Guillaume Lemenand. Incipit: ‘[L]apostre saint Paul dit que a nul edifice . . .’ See VL V 967-77; Gruys 127-8.

q5r [Table of contents, part one of I.]

q5r ‘La table selon l'ordre des dymanches et festes'.

q4r ‘Les euangiles des festes sollempnes'.

qq8v [Table of contents, part two of II.]

qq9r ‘La table des euangiles selon l'ordre des dimenches et feries'.

qq9v ‘La table des festes sollempnes'.

qq10r [Register.] ‘Sensuyt le registre sur le grant vita Christi en francoys'.


Imprint: Lyons: Mathias Huss, 1 Mar. 1493/4. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts. Part I, fol. 1r: Title: ‘LE grant vita chri | ſti en francoys.' 1v: ‘Chriſte fili dei viui miſerere nobis | [cut, Crucifixion.]’


Collation: a–p8 q6 aa–pp8 qq10.

Types: Types: 220 G [Haebler 20], 140 G, 95 GB. Capital spaces with guide-letters.

Leaves: 256 leaves.

Line number: 54 lines in 2 columns (a2v).

Type area: Type area: 254 ×165 mm.

Illustrations: Woodcuts; woodcut initial (calligraphic L) on a1r; see Claudin, III 317. Printer's device on qq9v; see Polain, Marques, no. 48.


ISTC: il00358000

Hain: HCR 10299;

Goff: Goff L‑358;

Proctor: Pr 8568;

Others: CIBN L‑275; Claudin III 297-300 and tables 98-9; Sheppard 6613-14.

LCN: 14502626


Copy number: L-190(1)

Wanting part II, or parts III and IV according to the translator's division of the text.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) old calf, with red edged leaves.

Size: 312 × 245 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 229 mm.

Early manuscript note: ‘claude' in brown ink at the end of the prayer on q4v. On the endleaf, manuscript bibliographical notes in Douce's hand.

Provenance: Michiel Damongeot (fl. 1561); inscription on q6v: ‘Michiel Damongeot fr de feu bastien damongeot de montmyre le Chastel mil cinq cens soisante et vng.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 261.

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